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Two Detroit women arrested after trying to steal from Target while store hosted ‘Shop with a Cop’

Terrible timing! Two Detroit women detained after they tried to steal almost $2k in electronics from Target while the store was full of police there for a fundraising Christmas event

  • Keiana Wilson, 40, and 18-year-old Dana Johnson were apprehended late on Wednesday night at the store located on 2400 Telegraph Rd
  • Police officers from the Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Bloomfield Township departments were at the store for a ‘Shop with a Cop’ event 
  • Officers had been helping 22 disadvantaged youth select Christmas presents for their families
  • The two Flint residents were seen on security camera loading a cart with two Apple watches, two iPads and a Nintendo gaming system around 7.30pm
  • They were apprehended as they tried to exit the store and hit with retail fraud charges 
  • Johnson had even complimented an officer earlier in the night commenting ‘how generous the cops were with their time’

Two Detroit women were caught trying to steal almost $2,000 from a Target while the store was hosting a fundraising event for area police to help disadvantaged children pick out Christmas presents.

Keiana Wilson, 40, and 18-year-old Dana Johnson were apprehended late on Wednesday night while the store was packed with officers and children for a ‘Shop with a Cop’ event. 

‘I couldn’t believe it,’ Bloomfield Township Police Sgt. Dan Brown explained to the Detroit Free Press.  

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Keiana Wilson, 40, and 18-year-old Dana Johnson were apprehended late on Wednesday night at the store located on 2400 Telegraph Rd

Police officers from the Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Bloomfield Township departments were at the store for a 'Shop with a Cop' event. Officers had been helping 22 disadvantaged youth select Christmas presents for their families

Police officers from the Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Bloomfield Township departments were at the store for a ‘Shop with a Cop’ event. Officers had been helping 22 disadvantaged youth select Christmas presents for their families

Police officers from the Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake and Bloomfield Township departments were at the 2400 Telegraph location. They had been helping 22 disadvantaged youth select Christmas presents for their families. 

The two Flint residents were seen on security camera loading a cart with two Apple watches, two iPads and a Nintendo gaming system around 7.30pm. 

They got past the cash registers but were apprehended soon after. 

‘The loss prevention (officers) actually apprehended them, then they asked for police assistance,’ said Sylvan Lake Police Sgt. Michael Mondeau. ‘The police officers were only about 20 feet away when they tried to walk out of the store.’ 

The two Flint residents were seen on security camera loading a cart with two Apple watches, two iPads and a Nintendo gaming system around 7.30pm

The two Flint residents were seen on security camera loading a cart with two Apple watches, two iPads and a Nintendo gaming system around 7.30pm (Wilson pictured)

Is this my best angle? Wilson poses in wild outfits frequently on her social media

Is this my best angle? Wilson poses in wild outfits frequently on her social media

Strike a pose! Johnson had even complimented an officer earlier in the night commenting 'how generous the cops were with their time'

Strike a pose! Johnson had even complimented an officer earlier in the night commenting ‘how generous the cops were with their time’

Mondeau was responsible for setting up the event. According to Brown, the teen had even complimented an officer earlier in the night commenting ‘how generous the cops were with their time.’

He added: ‘It wasn’t 10 minutes later that (the same officer) gets called into the loss prevention office. She was trying to distract him.’ 

Both women were arraigned at the 48th District Court and charged with retail fraud. 

Johnson was found to have had past criminal history and was given a $250,000 bond. Wilson’s bond was set at $20,000. They are due in court on January 3. 

Both women were arraigned at the 48th District Court and charged with retail fraud

Both women were arraigned at the 48th District Court and charged with retail fraud

Johnson was found to have had past criminal history and was given a $250,000 bond

Wilson's bond was set at $20,000

Johnson was found to have had past criminal history and was given a $250,000 bond. Wilson’s bond was set at $20,000. They are due in court on January 3.

Donations from local businesses and community members allowed the kids to spend roughly $5000 while the shopped for Christmas, Mondeau said. 

The Keego Harbor Police Department shared a photo from the event and thanked everyone for taking part. They also added a fun little jab at the two would be thieves. 

‘On a side note, there must have been a special episode of “Dumb Criminal Minds” being filmed live as a person tried to shoplift a bunch of electronics right in front of about 10 cops,’ the post stated. ‘They didn’t get far. DON’T TAKE WHAT IS NOT YOURS, it’s a simple rule that everyone should abide by and the world would be a better place.’    

Facebook indicates that both women are mothers. 



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